I am a highly-skilled professional musician certified as a certified Steinway education partner with over 12 years of teaching experience. I offer lessons in classical piano, violin, viola, conducting, arranging/orchestration as well as private tutoring in ear training and theory.
My main instrument is piano and I specialize in teaching students who already play the instrument and wish to get a more in-depth experience with piano literature by learning new repertoire and developing their technique. I also teach adult beginners and young beginners whose parents have a dedicated commitment to having their children make music an integral part of their education. For all my students, I emphasize the importance of practicing efficiently and developing critical listening skills. This encourages consistent improvement and whatever your personal piano goals and skill levels are, I will help you improve and enjoy playing the piano more. I am very patient, encouraging and supportive of your desire to play the piano better. In addition to piano, I teach beginner and intermediate violin and viola students.
I encourage all my students to perform once or twice a year but this is entirely optional and based on the student's comfort level.
I am available and willing to travel to your home for an extra fee as long as public transportation is available.
Education / Training
Master of Music, Orchestral Conducting
Mannes School of Music
Conducting studies with David Hayes.
Bachelor of Music, Piano and Orchestral Conducting
Mannes School of Music
Conducting studies with Michael Charry, David Hayes & Samuel Wong. Piano studies with Thomas Sauer.
Independent Studies, Orchestral Conducting
University Mozarteum Salzburg
Conducting studies with Dennis Russell Davies and Jorge Rotter.
Attended Bowdoin, Orford and Aspen summer music festivals. Conducting studies with David Zinman and Murry Sidlin. Baroque performance practice with members of Tafelmusik at the Tafelmusik Summer Baroque Institute.
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor orchestral reduction by Yoon Jae Lee (excerpts)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale" (excerpts)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major IV. orchestral reduction by Yoon Jae Lee (excerpts)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major II. orchestral reduction by Yoon Jae Lee (excerpt)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21 (excerpts)
I am considering taking lessons. Please contact me with further information. Thank you.
Shenandoah Conservatory is a performing arts community located near Washington DC with a comprehensive unit of 750 students and 120 faculty in music, theater and dance. In 2008-09, resident and visiting artists include the Audubon Quartet, pianist John O'Conor and trumpet artist Jens Lindemann.